The influx of immigrants and asylum-seekers--over a million in 2015--has split Germany into two nearly equal halves.
In France, as in other European countries, the most common interpretation of the right's surge is hostility toward immigrants, refugees and foreigners in general.
In a blow to the left, right wing candidate, Mauricio Macri, beat Daniel Scioli, the candidate of the ruling leftist Front, by 51.4 percent to 48.6 percent.
Behind the storm that staggered Turkey's ruling party: a grassroots revolt against rising poverty, growing inequality and the AKP's war on trade unions.
In most Latin American countries, including those with relatively progressive governments, huge wealth disparities are an obstacle to the pursuit of social justice and greater democracy.
There was a lot of action on the side, at parallel meetings and the Summit of the Peoples.
The possibility of confrontational situations at the summit is now very high, and can only be diffused by the retraction of the anti-Venezuela statement and sanctions.
Sectors of the ultra-right with fascist and Nazi origins were allowed to run riot by the respectable" conservatives who took over the Ukrainian government in February.
The attack followed by three weeks the murder in Caracas of young, charismatic socialist National Assembly delegate, Robert Serra.
Venezuelan National Assembly deputy Robert Serra and companion María Herrera were murdered on October 1 in Caracas.